Slough Council reveals major transport plans
SLOUGH Borough Council (SBC) has revealed three transport projects it is seeking government funding for – and you can have your say.
Residents have until June 30 to preview the improvements residents would like to see and express their views on the council’s proposals.
CCS will submit to the Leveling Up fund for three complementary projects, which will promote active and sustainable transportationimproving accessibility to economic, social and cultural opportunities in Slough for local communities and visitors.
The following proposals include improving the public realm of Farnham Road between the junctions with Essex Avenue and Sheffield Road. This includes introducing a safer pedestrian zone and improving cycling infrastructure and access to shops and businesses.
Also in Farnham Road, the council wants to improve the reliability and accessibility of buses on the busy road by improving and revising the staggering of traffic lights along the full length of Farnham Road in the borough.
It could also mean adjusting bus stop locations and improving sidewalks.
Another includes improving the Three Tun Junction, west of Salt Hill Park, and creating a better green space connection. It is also about designing a cohesive and connected space that delimits a Western Gateway in the heart of Slough.
Councilor Mohammed Nazir, member responsible for transport and the local environment, said: “If we were successful in winning this bid, it would bring many improvements to the city that would benefit cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. I encourage residents to complete the survey and share their views, so that we can make changes to our proposals before submitting the offer in July.
This round of consultation does not cover system designs, as that will be done later if the bid is successful.
To give your opinion, visit the consultation webpage https://slough.citizenspace.com/transport/levelling-up-fund